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Rick Santorum Declares War On Heavy Metal

I won't use the word "hate", so I will say...that I DISLIKE Santorum to the EXTREME, by 10-Squared! Here's the article:
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Rick Santorum has been on the offensive lately, but his target has not been Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney or even President Barack Obama. For the past week, Santorum has been using his campaign to take aim at an issue he feels to be the single most dangerous force in America today: Satanism in heavy metal. “If you listen to the radio today, many of these brand new, so-called heavy metal music bands like Black Sabbath, Venom, The WASP and Iron Maiden use satanic imagery to corrupt the minds of young people,” announced Santorum at a 10,000 dollar a plate sock-hop in Valdosta, Georgia on Thursday.

Santorum’s popularity in the polls has grown substantially since he began speaking out against metal and its assault on traditional values. He has spent much of the past week in the Midwest encouraging young people to stay away from metal artists and listen to performers like Michael W. Smith and Pat Boone. In a recent Gallup Poll, 87 percent of Republican voters think that the biggest problem in America today is “the demented bloodlust of teenagers caused entirely by heavy metal music.”

In the past, Santorum has accused heavy metal of being the cause of some of the worst crimes in American history including the attempt on the life of Ronald Reagan in 1981, 9/11 and the passage of Obama’s Health Care Bill. He stepped up his rhetoric in a speech on Wednesday when he implied that heavy metal is the cause of many forms of mental illness as well as lactose intolerance.

It’s probably not a coincidence that since he began his crusade against metal that his poll numbers have been surging upwards. Picking out a small and unique group, singling them out as “other” and using them to frighten the masses is a proud tradition in American politics. However, many commentators believe that his call for metal internment camps goes too far. Santorum has openly advocated the forced re-education of metalheads. They would be forced to endure 30 days of non-stop “values based” music that promotes the American way of life as well as the free market. In order to leave, they will have to sing the chorus to at least one Celine Dion song.

In response to Santorum’s metal onslaught, Mitt Romney officially denounced his earlier position of “tolerance towards all fans of extreme music”. This, in spite of the fact that GWAR played his inauguration as governor of Massachusetts back in 2003. But things have changed since 2003 and embracing heavy metal music is about as popular selling baby organs on Ebay or clubbing seals. Romney will need to begin pretending to be something else if he plans on facing Obama in the general election in November.




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Venom?? Dude knows his

Venom??

Dude knows his classics.. lol

Really?

Is all that true?

I'm gettin' to like that guy more and more. Now, if he promises to ban rap music....I'll vote for him.

I dislike...

...his F****** GUTS!!!!

Seriously?

First, you say "here's the article" without siting a source. Please add a link.

Second, even though I too strongly dislike Ricky x ten squared, I have a hard time believing anyone still believes these things. If this is true, it doesn't make me angry - it makes me sad - for him. But thanks for posting it, anyway.

And proves if nominated, he'll get crushed by Obama.

My bad, Josh.

As you pointed out, I failed to include a link to the source topic. My mistake has been duly noted as a reminder...for future reference.

Robby Lane

Link

http://tyrannyoftradition.com/2012/02/10/rick-santorum-decla...

That's the best I could find doing a quick google search. No outside sources that I saw, and no MSM or even online MSM coverage.

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Confused Theocrats

People are always scared of things they dont know about. To site black sabbath, wasp and maiden as brand new heavy metal proves they dont know jack. all these bands are so old they could be considered classics...and in the case of sabbath and maiden...legends. Satanic imagery and lyrics are a marketing tool that has worked and thats about as far as it goes.(excluding norwegian black metal) No one is influenced to kill over music they heard. When some goth looking kid murders his family they blame marilyn manson,alice cooper or slayer. when some redneck slaughters his family, do they blame garth brooks? the thousands of black thugs out there murdering daily arent blaming lil wayne. Freedom of speech was created not to talk about the weather. it was because of contriversial things like this and if you want to be free to wear a cross around your neck or hang a rosary from your rearview...then you have to be prepared to accept a cannibal corpse tshirt..as gory as they can be

St.Amant, LA...Libertarian Party of Ascension Parish

"brand new"?

None of these bands are "brand new", what rock has this guy been living under?

“If you listen to the radio today, many of these brand new, so-called heavy metal music bands like Black Sabbath, Venom, The WASP and Iron Maiden use satanic imagery to corrupt the minds of young people,”

This guy is off his rocker

how about concentrate on the REAL problems in this country and leave the heavy metal issue to parents?

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. – Daniel Webster